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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex weddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurricane sandy. and on wall street, stocks managed modest gains today. the dow jones industrial average added 39 points to close at 1,374. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 2,989. the u.s. senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill normalizing trade relations w
villages. bales' faces a court martial at joint base lewis-mcchord near seattle. no member of the u.s. military has been executed since 1961. the united nations suspended its polio vaccination campaign in pakistan today, after two more workers were killed. six other volunteers were shot dead earlier in the week. suspicion fell on the taliban. the militant group accuses the health workers of acting as u.s. spies, and it claims the vaccine makes children sterile. senior officials at the b.b.c. were absolved today of covering up claims of sex crimes committed byong-time star jimmy savile. he died last year, and the b.b.c. later shelved an expose' that he abused and raped scores of underage girls for decades. the scandal erupted anyway, and the public broadcaster was widely criticized. today, an independent review blamed incompetence, but not bad faith. >> when the full force of the affair broke in october this year, the bbc's management system proved completely incapable of dealing with it. the level of chaos and confusion was even greater than was apparent at the time. several individ
to seattle. heavy downpours around vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. mountain snow in the four corners of the southwest breaking from that trend in the north. thunderstorms around dallas and wichita. >> 50s in kansas city and from boston to baltimore, 40s. 30s from salt lake city to fargo and blizzard whiteout conditions in tampa. yes. i'm stunned. >>> sports stars do many things to please their fans. but the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing and thusly is our favorite story of the day. ♪ i made it out of clay and when it's dry and ready ♪ ♪ then dreidel i -- oh, my gosh. >> jeremy lin stumbling through the lyrics in the favorite hanukkah song. >> oy vay. >> shooting bricks. >> linsanity. there we go, folks. i still can't get over that weather news. >>> coming up next, what your last name could be worth. a florida guy sold his last name for $45,000. >> really? >> $45,000. >> i'm thinking nelson would go for -- >> nickels. >>> and looking like a million bucks with help from one of hollywood's top glamour experts. get your style on, it's all coming up. >
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